​HERO Productions
Hero Productions develops
and produces inspirational
content for film and television.


Hero Productions is a film and video production company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Carol Mathews, Founder & Executive Producer

“At Hero Productions, stories are what drive us. They can spark hope and touch hearts in unexpected ways. They can unite communities and transform culture. And when they’re told in the right way at the right time, they can affect lasting change.” – Carol Mathews

Carol Mathews has spent nearly three decades in film and television. Her award-winning projects have been featured in theatres across the country and on major cable networks like ESPN and TBN.

Driven by a passion for inspirational entertainment, Carol began her career producing nationally syndicated television spots for churches. She has since produced numerous successful collaborations for major faith-based networks—including TBN’s top-rated show, “360 Life”—and internationally syndicated documentaries such as “Death and Beyond” and the Angel Award-winning program, “Hymns,” which uncovers the remarkable stories behind beloved hymns like “Amazing Grace.”

In 2013, Carol transitioned into feature films as Executive Producer and Producer of “Home Run.” The inspirational film was named Best Feature Film and Best Inspirational Film at CBA’s Resonate Film Festival. Her first feature film, “Home Run,” became the highest grossing faith film of 2013 and the highest grossing film distributed by Samuel Goldwyn in both 2013 and 2014.

Since the success of “Home Run,” Carol has continued to acquire and develop inspirational projects to engage and inspire viewers.

Steven Elliott, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Producer

“My objective is to help tell stories that need to be told—and to do so in a way that produces the best possible content with the best possible financial results.” – Steven Elliott

Steven Elliott has spent nearly a decade in financial services and wealth management. He oversees the financial operations of Hero Productions, ensuring the investments of all financial partners are stewarded with excellence.

A Kansas native, Steven completed his bachelor’s degree in International Business at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. After the tragedy of September 11, he enlisted in the Army and served four years on active duty. He then earned an MBA from Oklahoma State University and embarked on a highly successful career in wealth management. He began with Morgan Stanley, then continued in private practice before ultimately co-founding and serving as President of Capstone Trust in Olympia, WA.

Steven is the author of “War Story: A Memoir,” which will be published by Tyndale House in May 2019. A film project based on his story is also in development.

Hero Productions is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Awards & Recognition

  • BEST OF SHOW – Addy Awards
  • WINNER – Multiple – Telly Awards
  • WINNER – Best Documentary – Angel Awards
  • WINNER – Best Feature Film – Resonate Film Fest
  • WINNER – Best Drama – Resonate Film Fest


American Advertising Awards
Brunswick Bowling
Frito Lay
Lakewood Church
Resonate Film Fest
Telly Awards
The Family Channel
TV Guide